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Secret mission of microscopic drones revealed

Vaccinations of cattle and sheep against insect-borne diseases cost society millions each year. Danish researcher sheds new light on how the little bloodsucking creatures spread disease.

Colon cancer screenings turn away from faeces

Scientists seek to provide better colon cancer screenings by analysing blood samples instead of faeces.

Head injury can cause mental illness

If you suffer a head trauma, your risk of developing certain mental disorders increases significantly – in some cases by more than 400 percent, new study reveals.

Study explains why H1N1 flu can cause narcolepsy

New study explains why many people were affected by narcolepsy during the swine flu epidemic in 2009. The discovery may lead to improved diagnoses and better treatment.

Prostate cancer risk starts in childhood

Is it possible to predict whether a child will develop cancer in adulthood? It sounds unlikely, but a new study indicates that tall boys have a greater risk of developing prostate cancer when they grow up.

Overweight children more likely to get liver cancer

Comprehensive new study finds a correlation between childhood body size during school ages and the risk of developing primary liver cancer as adults.

Positive publication bias in cancer screening trials

There are cases where major cancer screenings damage people’s health, but these cases are only rarely featured in the scientific evaluation of the screening programmes, according to a new literature review.

Computer model mimics mechanism behind pressure ulcers

OPINION: Danish scientists are trying to uncover why pressure ulcers occur. This is done with computer models and lab tests in which cells are exposed to mechanical stress.

Sudden cardiac death risk can now be measured

Scientists can now measure the risk that patients with a hereditary coronary disease have of suffering sudden cardiac death.

Jobs with heavy lifting lead to preterm births

Pregnant women significantly increase the risk of preterm birth if they lift heavy things on the job, a study of 62,000 women shows.